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Offline edwin brooke

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mass spectrometry
« on: September 16, 2012, 06:01:55 AM »
Why the sample is needed to vaporize before undergoing the ionization process in mass spectrometer?

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Re: mass spectrometry
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 09:13:45 AM »
Lets work together, and try to figure this one out.  You ask, why vaporize, prior to ionization, for a mass spec.  Can you answer:  How may ionized liquids or solids you have seen?  Can you also answer how a mass spectrometer works?  Can it analyze a stream or liquid or a chuck of solid (or maybe a finely sifted powder?)
Hey, I'm not judging.  I just like to shoot straight.  I'm a man of science.

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